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Crunchy Peanut Clusters

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Crunchy Peanut Clusters
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 78
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Here's an ideal candy recipe for beginner cooks and an easy favorite of well-seasoned cooks. No candy thermometer is needed.
Updated Jan 12, 2007

Ingredients

  • 24 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups Cheerios™ cereal
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
  • Colored sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt candy coating over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until completely coated.
  • 2
    Drop mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or cookie sheet; sprinkle with colored sugar. Let stand until firm, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    After making the recipe a few times, you'll find yourself tossing in your own favorites. Try raisins for starters.

Nutrition

100 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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